The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

01 July 2018

Becoming Sensory Smart

28 July 2018, Saturday

8:00AM - 12:00NN



“What is the best way to help my child with Autism who has sensory issues?” With so many available treatments, seminars, and online articles about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the process of choosing strategies for helping children with this condition can be overwhelming for parents. Professional opinions might conflict. Fees for therapy services can be very expensive.

To empower parents, this seminar-workshop will help them:


  •  Understand the basic science of sensory integration (SI)



  • Identify SI difficulties among children who are diagnosed with ASD



  • Use sensory-based strategies along with the most effective occupational therapy (OT) interventions in addressing sensory processing problems at home, in school, and in the community.



  • About the Speaker:
    Maria Anya Paola P. Sanchez is an occupational therapy consultant at the St. Luke’s Medical Center, the Independent Living Learning Centre, and the Functional Literacy Labworks. She is also the program coordinator of the Apple Tree Integrated School, an inclusive academic institution that has a school-based therapy clinic. Her experiences in a variety of settings have given her broad perspectives about the impact of sensory processing difficulties across the lifespan. She integrates sensory approaches within an occupation-based framework to help children and adults with developmental conditions live life to the full.

    Teacher Anya graduated from the University of the Philippines Manila with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in April 2008. She has a Professional Teaching Certification (PTC) from the UP Open University. She also took up basic and advanced courses in Occupational Safety and Health so that she can promote the workplace inclusion of persons who have developmental conditions.

    Seminar Details:
    Date: 28 July 2018, Saturday
    Time: 8:00AM - 12:00NN
    Venue: Quality Life Discoveries
    No. 70 20th Avenue, Project 4, Quezon City, Philippines
    Map: http://bit.ly/2KzW8SE

    Seminar Fees:
    Pre-Registration (until July 24 or until slots last)
    ASP Member – P 400.00
    Non-member – P 600.00

    Onsite Registration
    ASP Member – P 500.00
    Non-member – P 700.00

    Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metrobank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please email the scan copy of your deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s and contact numbers to autismphils@gmail.com and bring it on the day of the seminar. On-site registrants or walk- in will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 70 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who do not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 02-903-5496.

    The ASP Education and Empowerment Program serves as a platform to educate Filipino parents and professionals on the various interventions, modalities and theories surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their application and implementation are left at your discretion. The views and personal experiences of the speakers are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.

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